Cottonwood snow  
TOPIC: Summer snow!

Date: Mon, Jul 14 2008 6:35 pm

It's like summer snow in my at the edge of a park/wildland that has cottonwoods in it, it has been 'snowing' cotton for several weeks now, with cotton collecting along pavement/grass interfaces, waterbodies, blowing light blizzards in windy days. You don't dare leave your car windows open outside, and screens are 'thickening'.
One of my first thoughts was one of Aldo Leopold's vignettes, where he wrote of the 'the land' and bemoaned those who would cut down nearby native cottonwoods because they would 'plug their screen doors' on hot spring/summer days...